Laziness & Craziness


I was in the process of setting up the photos for another post when I had to break off and tell you this.

Cortes de la Frontera
My village is in the valley behind this town.

When the local Spanish town hall was asked why the illegal yellow lines in the street painted by my new neighbours (NewNs) have not been eradicated after so many months, they said ………Β 

…..Β “We know it is illegal. Β We are not going to black out the lines because in the future the NewNs might apply for yellow lines. Β Approval may possibly be given. Β If all the criteria are met we won’t have to paint the yellow lines again, will we ?”

Is this Sensible, Illegal, Logical, Laziness, or just a jokeΒ Yoke ? Β 

“SILLY” Β I reckon !

Oh, and there’s more !

In a previous post someone suggested installing CCTV to monitor Pedro’s car in case the tyres were slashed again. Β 

After extensive research on using CCTV in Spain I found that CCTV is okay for viewing one’s own private property. Β Viewing neighbours, public streets and pathways are a no-no. Β Very naughty ! Really BIG fines !

Guess who just installed 4 cameras monitoring our street, my street door and public pathway beside their house ? Β My NewNs !Β 

Left camera viewing the street Β …. not the property.
Left camera aimed at my street door.

Camera mounted on a horizontal pole monitoring the public path, a section of the street and house across the road

Normally I wouldn’t mind, but what happens if one of you tiptoes in to visit me from your country for a weekend secret rendezvous d’amor ? …. (translation: you’ve come to borrow money πŸ™‚ )

Oh, and there’s more !


Okay ! Β The NewNs think that they now have total control of 2 sides of their house. Β The public path has cameras. Β The street has cameras and yellow lines. Β Now they are trying to control the 3rd side which happens to be me, the young Spanish family below and their father (who lives elsewhere in this Spanish village).

How do they do it ? Β Simple. Β In conjunction with the two Spanish builders (who have been jack-hammering for the NewNs for months in this work impoverished Spanish village and have to go along with whatever the NewNs say. Β Money talks !) Β they visited the Guardia CivilΒ (Spanish “military” police) and made out a denunciaΒ (a legal complaint) against me and the 3 Spaniards as a group complaint. Β We have done nothing except live our lives normally and are still doing so. Β BTW, if a denuncia is proved to be false, heavy fines and/or prison awaits.

As the Guardia Civil have not yet seen me or informed me directly of the contents of the denuncia (probably can’t climb the stairway to my apartment as they are in a heap on the floor due to excessive laughter) I am in a position to relate some gems within the denuncia. Β Such as >>>

Complaints against me

He is jealous of our house.

Me bad ! Β Is it because I am English ?

He bangs on our wall.

Me bad ! Β Sorry for the echo of you banging on my wall.

He is not nice to me when we talked on the balcony.

Me bad ! Β I must be nicer to you when I walk away while you were saying nasty things about Toni and another time after your horrendous late night banging which woke up and made a baby boy cry.

Complaint against Toni

When I speak to her nicely, she ignores me.

She bad ! Β I am sure that in the future she will ignore you when you nicely shout abuse at her.Β 

Complaint against Pedro

He parked his car in our bit of the street.

He bad ! Β I am sure that in the future that he will park his car legally in the street. Β Oh, that is ALL the street !

Complaint against Toni’s father

He glowered at me.

He bad ! Β I am sure that next time you shout abuse at him from your balcony he will glower at you nicely.

What, in heavens name, are these people smoking ?

There is a fourth side to the NewNs house …. a field !

Oh boy !

What do you think about all this ?

Ralph xox ❀

123 Comments on “Laziness & Craziness

    • Hello Annette πŸ™‚
      Sure is. No different to me living with my cats. I’m used to it ! πŸ™„
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  1. Oh boy! The yellow line reason .. “.. Approval may possibly be given …” is a very laughing matter. I am speechless about your lovely neighbors.

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    • Hello YC πŸ™‚
      Oh boy indeed ! I just had to pass on what the town hall’s response was. Unbelievable ! Oh well, that’s Spain for you ! πŸ™‚
      Take care my friend. Ralph πŸ™‚

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  2. I wonder what it is that could’ve made those people so incredibly …….( my mother raised me to be polite I’m looking for a better word )……. antisocial! It sounds like he is a walking advertisement for family planning. I hope it all works out and a fruit fly flies up his nose and lays eggs. ( I don’t always do what my mother would like )

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    • Hello Pamela πŸ™‚
      I completely understand how you feel. The 4 of us recipients are astounded, so basically laugh at the way the NewNs are shooting themselves in the foot. What else can we do ? As the NewNs have brought in the Guardia Civil we will just leave the GC to deal with whatever needs to be dealt with.
      Big Hug. Ralph xox ❀
      ps. I won't tell your mother πŸ™‚

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  3. They sound very paranoid. It is sad that some people just cannot relax or be neighbourly and one would not expect this when one is retired. It makes life difficult for everyone.

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    • Hello Lynne πŸ™‚
      I agree. I know when I first arrived in this village in 2004 and met the locals, I smiled, asked how their family was and it took time to make friends, as initially they were a bit wary. The NewNs have money and think we all are stupid. How wrong can they be !! Oh well, we’ll wait and see what happens next.
      Take care Lynne. Ralph xox ❀

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  4. Document everything! These a**holes have stretched the limits of civility, and legality, and it’s time you made sure you protect yourself. Make sure you have digital as well as paper copies. It sucks that you, and your neighbours, have to go through this, but seeing as you do, make sure you win!

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    • Hello Widdershins πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your advice. I have my statement already prepared in case the Guardia Civil needs it. From what I can gather all the GC’s attention is focussed on the NewNs, yellow lines, cameras, abuse etc. But I am ready just in case.
      Take care my friend. Ralph πŸ™‚

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  5. Oh boy Ralph, it sounds like a real can of worms! I would make sure you document every incident so that you have some defence. They’re a bunch of “wing nuts”. Avoid them as much as possible.

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    • Hello Leslie πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your input and your advice. I did email them three times in the past to try to sort something out, but I got no response. They have not spoken to me for weeks, probably because they know I won’t take any of their nonsense. I believe that they are control freaks. Shouting and abuse did not work, so they went quiet for the last three weeks during which time they initiated the denucia. I suppose they think that by being quiet that they are the angels. The police are not stupid as they deal with these type of complaints all the time and by talking to both sides can easily work out what’s what.
      Take care my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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      • I would document the efforts to resolve the issues with them (emailing them three times) etc. If you have it all down on paper and your other neighbours are on side, you should be okay. You really have to wonder what soured them on life.

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      • That’s sensible Leslie. I have everything printed out in Spanish ready for the police to take away if they need it. They have not visited me as yet.
        I have absolutely no idea why they are sour grizzlies πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Hello Daria πŸ™‚
      I would not wish these neighbours onto anyone. Maybe they had to move into next door to give me blogging material ! lol
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  6. I have two thoughts, so it’s your lucky day: if you come from the Donnie T. school of pronunciation (aka Trump University), it’s a yuge yoke, and certainly not a yuge yolk. And # 2, these people probably think their dishwasher is spying on them, so you might want to move. πŸ˜‰

    Fabulous photos, btw. πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Lynette πŸ™‚
      Whew ! I am so pleased that you had only two thoughts. If I have any more than that in one day I get a headache πŸ˜‰
      Oh yes, Trump has a lot, really big things, big things to answer for.
      I don’t think I will move due to my neighbours’ dishwasher spying on them as my TV is spying on me. lol
      Thank you for the photos comment my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀


  7. I feel dreadfully stressed for you all! So glad Sam and Sonic gave us some light relief at the end.

    I need to get over there for my secret rendezvous d’amour. Once you have paid off all my debts, Ralphy, I will enact a stealth mission to make them believe that their place is demonically possessed. The only remedy will be for them to move to another village, or better still another country.

    Good luck!❀

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    • Hello Kate πŸ™‚
      Oh please don’t stress yourself out over us. I’m a big boy now (just). My cats had to have their say, didn’t they ? πŸ™‚
      I will leave my door open then in case our secret rendezvous d’amour ever happens. Dream on Ralph !
      And good luck with your stealth mission. I will volunteer my cats to run around in white sheets pretending to be ghosts and I will be an Angel wingman for you. Now that sounds like a plan πŸ™‚
      Big hug for you my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Oh Ralph, thank you! You have just given me some ideas for my next lot of photobooth photos. I will be a ghost like in the old Scooby Doo cartoons – a sheet with holes cut into it – woooooooo! πŸ‘»

        I do hope you and your nice neighbours are okay. X x

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      • lol. Don’t scare me with that post. I’ll read it from behind the sofa just in case πŸ™‚
        Thank you Kate, we are all okay. I do hope that you are too my friend ❀ xx

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      • lol. Probably Kate. I do remember watching the very first episode in black and white at my grandfather’s house in England. He was the only one to have a television in the village so was pretty popular. Oh well, I will place a few cushions on the floor behind the sofa in preparation for your scary post my friend. πŸ˜‰ ❀

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      • They repeated every extant episode in Australia before the relaunch of the series about ten years ago. I was sooooo excited, as I had never seen the two original Doctors in anything other than stills. I was blown away by how fabulous it was, despite the low production values. The original theme music still gives me goose bumps.

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      • Wow, you are really into Dr Who, aren’t you Kate ? I do know that most of these original programmes were acted live on set. That’s really something πŸ™‚ ❀

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  8. Incredible Ralph….. they are somehow paranoid I think. That is all I can think of… totally crazy. Poor you and Toni and family.

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    • Hello dear Ute πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your input and your caring last sentence. You know Toni. She is so sweet, kind, helpful and hard-working. It’s such a shame that she has taken the major brunt of the new neighbours’ antics. She seems to have taken it very well, but I am sure that deep down she is really upset. I do hope that this will be all sorted out as soon as possible for her sake.
      Have a lovely weekend my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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      • I do hope so , you are all such lovely people, I just cannot understand it. Glad you have each other to help!

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      • Thank you for your lovely words dear Ute.
        Hey, it’s not only Saturday but it is April fools day as well. Have fun ! πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Hello Juls πŸ™‚
      Yes, I also think that you may have to use your stiletto, rhinestone studded, flick knife in your toes hobnail boots my friend. But please don’t run riot wearing them in these comments as WordPress gets very uppity when they have to to clean up squished spam. Pass on my love to Karma, will you ?
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀


      • Oh I will, I’ll also let he know you might be in need of some assistance.
        Seriously though, I don’t know how you’re so calm, my anxiety really would be running riot, I’d either be hiding in a corner of stomping round my flat cursing like a trooper lol

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      • lol. Oh no, and there was I thinking that you were a quiet, dainty little thing Juls πŸ˜‰ ❀


    • Hello Gallivanta πŸ™‚
      I totally agree with you my friend. The denuncia is so false that it probably has written all over it Made In Bangladesh. πŸ˜‰
      They have a lovely weekend. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Merci beaucoup Georges. J’espΓ¨re que vous avez un beau week-end … Ralph πŸ™‚


  9. Ralph, this is just crazy! One of these things happening is bad enough but all three together is sheer madness. Any sensible discussion is being pushed aside by idiocy. I can’t believe the number of cameras that have appeared…as for the formal complaint, grrrrr…arrghhh!! How are you coping with all this? The tension and stress must be horrendous. Take care and talk to your Sonic et all…there lies normality! πŸ˜€ Hugs

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    • Hello Annika πŸ™‚
      I totally agree with you. The whole thing is just crazy, unnecessary and a waste of everyone’s time including the police. Personally, I have not been really affected by any of it, except for the banging and shouting on my wall. It is Toni I am really worried about and I really do hope that the whole matter is resolved as soon as possible.
      Thank you for your great comment and do take care of yourself. Ralph xox ❀

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  10. Ralpha they are needing a visit from someone in mask with a baseball bat. Just someone to explain to them to back the f of or suffer the consequences. Don’t you know any masked men or ladies…..

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    • Hello Shey πŸ™‚
      Wow ! That is a bit extreme. Have the dudes been upsetting you again ? πŸ˜‰ lol.
      No, I don’t know any masked men or ladies, but if I did, I would go for Madame Touche.

      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  11. I can’t imagine if your NewNs would be living in here πŸ™‚ They are crazy!!! Take care of yourself and your lovely cats, Thank you, Love, nia

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    • Hello dear Nia πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your input. I am really surprised at how the Spanish have reacted to the NewNs. They seem to be so laid back about it all, shrug their shoulders and get on with their lives. I really have no idea how a Turkish community would react.
      Thank you so much and do take care yourself my friend.
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  12. OMG There apparently is no end to the NewNs stupidity and vindictiveness. That the town does nothing is ridiculous.
    Release the hounds, er cats! And keep records of everything they do in case you need evidence of their insanity. πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Magick Mermaid πŸ™‚
      Your comment just about says it all my friend. I have kept records and have a printout in Spanish lying on top of my printer just in case the police visit me and want a statement. I think if they did, then they would have been around days ago.
      Release the cats ! They yawned and went back to sleep in their baskets. Hopeless !
      Have a lovely weekend MM. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


    • Hello Patricia πŸ™‚
      lol. What a great comment ! I laughed too when I first heard of the Townhall’s reply and just had to pass it on to you. It’s unbelievable !
      The new mayor is a young woman and the town coffers are empty. Makes you wonder why the ousted mayor, who had been in office for many years, has a lovely house. That’s Spain for you.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Hello Beth πŸ™‚
      lol. Precisely ! Great comment my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀


  13. It’s just unbelievable. If it wasn’t you telling us about this madness, I’d say it was made up. Where did these loonies come from? Are they related to someone at City Hall. Stiff upper thing-o, Ralphie. oxo ❀

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    • Hello Eve on (YVONNE !) Oh boy ! πŸ™‚
      Sometimes I wish it was all made up. I think that they are here to give me tons of blogging material. Can’t think of any other reason.
      They are Eastern European who had been living in California for many years. Goodness knows why they have ended up next door to me hidden away in this Spanish mountain village.
      Tally Ho my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  14. UCH!!! They are ugly people. If they look anything like their souls, you’ll need to wear a soldering mask when facing them.
    If I was a graffiti artist, I would paint black hearts on their home.
    Toni, on the other hand is a natural beauty.
    I would paint white and pink hearts on her home.
    With any luck, the universe’s black hole (the one that eats socks) will devour them.
    Well, isn’t this a pleasant comment!
    xoxoxo to the cats & xo to you. What? Yes, the cats are most important! Cats rule!
    _Resa hugs <# ❀

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    • Hello dear Resa πŸ™‚
      Shame really. I have really tried my best with the new neighbours, but it is hopeless. It’s all moaning and control with them. Whereas I am in total agreement with you about Toni. She deserves a lot better than these people.
      I didn’t know that you are a talented astronomer as well. Another string to your bow, which I suppose means that you are a Sagittarian πŸ˜‰ Black holes eat socks ? You should get a Nobel prize for that. Do black holes smell of old socks then ? Maybe string theory is really a ball of sock wool patted around the universe by a giant black and white pussy cat. Cats rule !
      Have a lovely weekend dear friend. Ralph xoxoxox ❀

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  15. That’s totally crazy. Good luck with all that NewN nonsense.

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    • Hello Ellen, my lightning friend πŸ™‚
      Yes, totally crazy ! Thank you so much for your kind words.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend. Ralph xox ❀

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  16. Oh boy! The plot thickens… You are in trouble dear friend… I wish you’ll find some kind of peace soon! Love ❀ & kisses ***

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    • Hello dear Pelly πŸ™‚
      Oh no ! Whatever you say must be true ! I’m in trouble ! Panic ! You may have to come and rescue me. I will send up a flare when I need you (that’s a bit like Batman’s searchlight). So be prepared my trusted friend. πŸ˜‰
      Thank you, peace to us all.
      Love and hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  17. omg, omg, this is nonsense. What in the holy hell are that pair on? Oh for a quiet life eh? Hope that you and your neighbours will get one, perhaps the police will sanction the pair of them and cart them off to the local Benidorm resort. :):)

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    • Hello Adele πŸ™‚
      Yes, it’s all total nonsense. Oh well, it is in the hands of the police now and, hey, Benidorm is 1000 km from here. Sounds good to me !
      I hope you are having a lovely weekend my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  19. I agree with S&S, Ralph! How do you expect to remain without a ‘denuncia’ if you fail in your duties to the most important souls in your life? Come on, Ralph; get your priorities in order!!! πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Carolyn πŸ™‚
      Oh dear, I have just had my wrist slapped ! And thank you for the reminder. It has gone 1am here, I am still blogging and my cats are gnawing at my ankles as they have not had the supper yet. I really do need to be house trained ! πŸ˜‰
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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      • If you are still up, Ralph; go to bed (after feeding the starving lovelies, of course).
        And have pleasant dreams of sweet neighbours who love and adore you; just like the many followers who swarm over all of your ….. posts! πŸ™‚

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  20. Oh, Dear Ralph, you are getting it from all sides. Actually, the cats’ denuncia might have some truth to it. You may be in trouble there. The NewN’s denuncia sounds like it comes from a 12 year old. Their immature accusations seem a reversal of the facts. They are accusing you of doing the things they are actually doing–the noise, the not being “nice.” On a positive note, when the response of you miscreants is ignoring them, it seems to be driving them up a wall. I think they WANT someone to get into it with them. I hope they get busted for their cameras. The NewN’s are drama queens and filled with hate. I feel sorry for them, but I feel more sorry for you, Toni, Pedro, and Toni’s glowering father. Stay safe and if you want some privacy, go hang out in the field with the animals. At least they will be good company and won’t yell at you.

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    • Hello Linda πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your very long comment which, as usual, is spot on with your analysis of the post.
      Ha, I am always in trouble with my cats, but this time it sounds serious πŸ˜‰ lol
      You are right, the new neighbours are acting like spoilt children, using reverse psychology and hate being rejected and ignored. The only one that listens to them, socialises with them in the evenings, is the builder. I doubt if he would be there if they had no money.
      I feel sorry for them too, but I feel a lot sorrier for Toni as she was the major victim in all this.
      Thank you so much for your input my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  21. This is like a bad nightmare that just keeps on getting worse. I say sic the cats on them! Sonic would love to do the deed, I just know! πŸ™‚ xoxo ❀

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    • Hello Debby πŸ™‚
      lol. Thank you so much for your comment my friend. Sonic probably dreams of doing such things as he is always asleep. πŸ™‚
      Have a lovely week Debby. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Lol that Sonic. Only awakes to blog and make fun of ‘daddy’. πŸ™‚ Hugs and happy week to you too. xoxo ❀

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    • Hello dear Katrina πŸ™‚
      Wow, you are back and thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I do hope that all went well and that you have found fame and fortune. I had my fingers crossed for you all the time. I did miss our breakfasts, but at the same time I was thrilled for you as your career is so much more important to you. Croissant ?
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀


  22. That is terrible. They are in effect bullying you by the sounds of it. They need to feel in control and obviously have issues. You are a good guy, just living your life and inspiring others, I am so sorry you have to go through this. Just be sure to keep documenting their behaviour and record any shouting or abuse by them, if you can. Also, trying not to let them affect you is tough. I think they want to live there with no neighbours by the sound of it and are trying to drive you all out, but you have strength in numbers and have not done anything wrong. My parents had bad neighbours for years and it was hard.

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    • Hello Sandra πŸ™‚
      I agree. She was really bullying Toni and I won’t stand for it.
      Old Domingo, with a bad hip, was sitting on the wall having a short rest on his way home. She was sweeping the street, sort of, and was complaining most bitterly in English about something down the public pathway beside her house. He said nothing, but I could tell by his posture that he wished that she would just shut up. For me it was too far away to talk, but I waved from my balcony and he waved back.
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and analysis my friend. I’m sorry that your parents had to put up with similar neighbours.
      I am keeping my fingers crossed for you tomorrow.
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  23. Oh Ralphy.. how horrible this is! You poor things… how one or two people can move in and cause such disruption is terrible.. and the attitude of the ‘authorities’ seems beyond belief! I think you need a Vision Board with pictures of the ideal neighbours on it.. you never know.. put it out to the Universe… xx

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    • Hello Wendy πŸ™‚
      That is a great idea of having a Vision Board. I will have to think about the ideal neighbours. Toni and Pedro, the sheep, the goats and the farm cats are already on it. πŸ˜‰
      BTW I have almost finished my next post and you are partly featured in it. What have you been up to ? Sleep well my friend. lol
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Aww – thanks Ralphy – I’ll look out for the next post.. it may be a few days though cos we’re off on a camping trip for a few days.. Yep – brave with the chill factor over here but I’m looking forward to getting back to nature and having some fun with my granddaughters.. oh and hubby of course!
        Yep – crack on with the Vision Board – you may see some magic.. Fingers xx …
        It’s been a busy few weeks – I went to London for the public speaker course which was great and definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone!
        I’ll pop across for a read and I’m sure some laughter on my return from camping – or before if there’s any phone reception… Take care.. much love Wendy xxx

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      • Wow ! What a long reply Wendy !
        My next post is nothing to worry about really.
        I do hope that you will all have a lovely time camping, just hope the weather will be kind to you. I must say that at last the weather has improved here in southern Spain, not a cloud in the sky and 28Β°C today. Now that is good camping weather !
        I am pleased that you enjoyed the course in London. Practicing for standing on a local park bench I suppose πŸ˜‰
        Love back. Ralph xx

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      • Omg Ralphy… I’m sat here tonight in a sleeping bag and still freezing.. and just read that you’re sat in 28 degrees… yep definitely better camping weather where you are!!
        Yep.. I’m good at speaking on a soap box in the park πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚xx

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      • Oh no ! Can’t you find a cuddly polar bear to warm you up Wendy ?
        lol. Soap boxes ? I bet there is a bit of public speaking from your sleeping bag tonight !
        Warm hug xx ❀

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      • Haha.. no polar bear but hubby made a good cuddle buddy.. no public speaking and plenty of snoring.. x

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    • Hello Anita πŸ™‚
      Thank you very much my friend both for the comment and wishing me a nice week. My week so far as been good as I hope yours is.
      Take care and a big hug. Ralph xox ❀


  24. I think those people are smoking something pretty damn strong Ralph. Crazy stuff indeed. Take care in that kooky place you live in. πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Miriam πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. Welcome to my blog my new friend.
      Your analysis is spot-on. Crazy neighbours and I live in a kooky apartment. πŸ˜‰
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Kooky and crazy kind of sums up my life lately, in my new job. Big hug back Ralph. Great to be here. πŸ™‚ xo

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      • Thanks for coming Miriam. I just hope that kooky and crazy is a good thing for you. Anyway, it all makes great blogging material, doesn’t it ? πŸ™‚ ❀

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      • You’re so right Ralph and the way I’m going I’ll be able to write a book about it … if I just had the energy! 😏 Cheers

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  25. Some people are just very selfish where their needs come before everyone else. Have you reported the cameras, there are data commission laws against it and you could ask for the films to be reviewed to ensure you’re all not being recorded illegally and get them to stop. I only know this because there were cars having tyres slashed in the office car park I worked at and new neighbours were worried the company cctv camera could see in their windows (they couldn’t they were only on the cars) but the police came to check and they had to be recorded with the data commissioner to ensure laws were being upheld.

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    • Hello Charlotte πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your input and advice. All I know, from my young Spanish neighbours, is that the cameras … no, I can’t say it … are being looked into by the local Guardia Civil πŸ™„ Being Spain, everything by the police has to be done by the book and because of that, it takes forever to get a resolution. I might have a post about it next year. Oh boy !
      Anyway, I have a lovely weekend my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  26. Oh dear, Ralph! Are you doing okay with the stress this all must be causing? Be sure to write everything down about what they’re saying/when/etc. And then you’ll be building a case to use in your defense, if you need it later. HUGS and I hope things improve soon ❀

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    • Hello dear Christy πŸ™‚
      Oh dear indeed ! I’m okay with all that’s going on thank you my friend. There is more to come in a future post. This time I’m stopping all this legally once and for all. We want our lives back πŸ™‚
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  27. Wow, they are acting quite entitled, aren’t they? Jerks. I have no idea why people would choose to be immediately so nasty? Unless they want you all to move away so they can move in more of “their kind of people”?

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    • Hello Spidey πŸ™‚
      My new neighbours are something, aren’t they ? Oh well, if they want me to move they are welcome to buy my place for, say, three times its value ? Seems fair to me πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely weekend my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  28. Oh my WOW! I hope you really just made up this neighbor and photoshopped the yellow line on the street because if he is real, that would be horrible. Now about the cats threats to place a denuncia against you– watch out. My cat, a known ringleader, got all the neighborhood cats riled up once and took me to small claims court. They complained that I was taking pictures of them without a signed consent form and was not giving them a cut of the profits. I told them that it was actually unprofitable to take and post pictures of them but they weren’t having it. Just beware– cats, well they can be cats. πŸ˜‰

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    • Hello Estela πŸ™‚
      I am so sorry that I have been ages in replying to you. You caught me as I was changing my blog theme. WordPress doesn’t make it easy and as you must know everything takes ages to set up. Anyway I am here now, ready to reply to your long and fun comment.
      Everything that I have written about my new neighbours is true. Oh boy, I wish it wasn’t ! Oh well, at least they have been quiet for a while.
      Heehee. What a story about your ringleader cat ! Good heavens, us humans will have to band together to overcome these cat problems for once and for all. We won’t win though !
      I do hope that you are having a lovely week my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  29. Small towns, right? I lived in a tiny town just shy of the Arctic Circle in Canada for six years. There’s always the trouble makers who like to make life difficult and then there’s the ones that are just odd. We had ‘No Wave Dave’ who refused to wave to anyone. Ever. It became a game to wave to him as wildly as possible to see if we could get even the tiniest of smiles. Then there was Mary who was always drunk and you had to pick her up, get her in the truck and take her home. And Jill was the Town Tyrant who made everyone’s lives miserable.

    Hopefully the NewNs don’t nullify the charm of village life. :o)

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    • Hello Mrs Completely πŸ™‚
      Love it ! What characters ! Life would be boring without these people, wouldn’t it ? And they make great blogging material πŸ™‚
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  30. I feel so bad for you and our small Spanish family who are your friends and certainly have RIGHTS!! Cease and desist should be charges brought against new neighbors! Well, I am on Easter weekend and must go say hello to much less interesting friends but we are bloggers and “parting is such sweet sorrow. . .” (Just in case someone reads this, quoting Shakespeare) you are such a fantastic friend and thank you for your visits!! πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’œ

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    • Hello dear Robin πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your input concerning my new neighbours. I have just finished a new post which will go live at midnight and as a little teaser I can tell you that the police were fed up with her and stopped the denuncia going any further than their local police station.
      I hope you have a lovely day with real friends and that your Easter is a good one dear friend.
      Happy Easter ! Love and hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Thank you, dearest Ralph!! I am with my brother and will be visiting my Mom again today. We are going out for a family dinner. On Easter, travel back home three hours and hang out with my seven grandchildren and three grown children. Thanks so much for the teaser and update! I will hope the city becomes able to prevent these new neighbors from gaining any power and stop them from cameras. Illegal in so many ways!! Hugs xoxo πŸ’–

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      • Hi Robin πŸ™‚
        I missed your reply as the sun has just set. My cats told me to stop blogging and feed them, or else ! I have just returned to my laptop and read your reply.
        Wow, you are having a busy day, aren’t you ? Anyway, have a lovely time with family. Nice ! πŸ™‚
        Love Ralph xoxo ❀

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  32. So you are a peaceful, proper English fellow. And where are the NewNs from that they have idea how to behave like decent human beings? Camerda…..grrrr……

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    • Hello Cheryl πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for commenting. It is great to see you here.
      They are Eastern Europeans who lived in California for decades. Maybe there was something in the water in California.
      Take care. Ralph xox ❀


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